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Diabetic Diets for Frail Elderly Long-Term Care Residents with Type II Diabetes Mellitus: A Review of Guidelines

Published on: June 15, 2015
Project Number: RC0668-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary with Critical Appraisal
Result type: Report


  1. What are the evidence-based guidelines associated with the provision of diabetic diets for frail elderly long-term care residents with type 2 diabetes mellitus?

Key Message

Recommendations based on low quality evidence suggest that regular diets, instead of diabetic diets, may be used for elderly nursing home residents with type 2 diabetes. For frail diabetic older people, diets rich in protein and energy may be used to prevent malnutrition.


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